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Find production tips on specialty or non-traditional forages – from cover crops to corn stover, and sorghums to small grains or brassicas.

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Ongoing red clover research is showing that, in comparison to alfalfa, red clover can benefit growers and livestock producers in several ways.

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Rhizoma peanut, or perennial peanut, is also known as Florida’s alfalfa because of the superior forage quality.

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Farmers in the Tucumcari area of eastern New Mexico have received limited amounts of water or no water at all for irrigation since 2002.

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“My cows have wintered hard this year” is a common complaint heard among many groups of farmers. The cold that fell over many parts of the U.S. this winter was hard on livestock but may have been hard on pastures and hay fields as well. Temperatures dropped to single-digit levels and even below zero in some areas.

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Brown midrib (BMR) is probably the biggest advancement in crop breeding since hybrid corn. While the discovery of BMR at Minnesota in 1924 predates commercial hybrid corn, it has taken a long time to realize its value.

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It’s a drought-tolerant, water- sipping, high-yielding, and versatile forage. It’s sorghum, and it’s becoming the go-to feed for many livestock producers and dairymen.

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